Growing Support for Gay Marriage: Changed Minds and Changing Demographics
Growing Support for Gay Marriage: Changed Minds and Changing Demographics | Pew Research Center
Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide
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Same-sex couples will be able to get married in England and Wales after new measures became law. The Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat leaderships all backed the proposals, which were finally approved by MPs and peers earlier this week. It is expected that the first gay and lesbian wedding ceremonies will take place by summer next year. Under the terms of the Marriage Same Sex Couples Bill, religious organisations will have to "opt in" to offering weddings, with the Church of England and Church in Wales being banned in law from doing so. Commons Speaker John Bercow announced the bill had received Royal Assent - the formal approval of the sovereign required for all legislation.